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Articles from the December 1, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 1, 2021

DA's killing was 50 years ago

The assassination of a Tucumcari district attorney 50 years ago this week shocked the region and led to changes in the state's legal system regarding...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 1, 2021

43 new confirmed virus cases reported

A total of 43 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in three days were reported in Quay County last week by the state’s Department of Health, an indication the virus still was spreading at a high... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 1, 2021

Legislators talk redistricting, other issues

A legislative forum hosted last week by Mesalands Community College might be sort of a last hurrah for state Sen. Pat Woods with his Tucumcari...

 

Bible: Earth is still the Lord's

I am not a science denier. You may hear otherwise, but I think that’s unfair. To be anti-science is to be anti God, who created and owns everything...

 

Pages past - Dec. 1

On this date ... 1971: Violence erupts again in Tucumcari with the murder of District Attorney Victor C. Breen as he prepared to step into his car this morning to go to work. The car was parked in...

 

Calendar - Dec. 1

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Very Merry Tucumcari Virtual C.R.A.F.T. Fair. This event will be broadcast live at 2 p.m. on Facebook on the Tucumcari...

 

Menus - Dec. 1

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested should call the Tucumcari facility at 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 1, 2021

Officers cleared of wrongdoing in shootout

An interview review of two Tucumcari police officers involved in a Nov. 11 shootout with a fleeing suspect cleared them of any possible wrongdoing, and they returned to duty. The Tucumcari Police...

 

Arbery verdict a win for racial, criminal justice

Ahmaud Arbery’s killing in February 2020 sounded at first like a horrific flashback to an earlier era in which white men killed Black men for appearing in places they were neither expected nor...

 

Life more complex for kids these days

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I grew up on them. They were the first thing I learned to make in the kitchen. That and a glass of milk. Microwaves hadn’t been invented yet. Playing basketball...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    December 1, 2021

Law means open season for shoplifting

It ought to be possible to operate a retail store in one of America’s largest and most iconic cities, but this most basic commercial proposition is in doubt in San Francisco. The erstwhile Golden Ci...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 1, 2021

Wrestling adds outdoor workouts

Wrestling is an indoor sport, but longtime Rattlers coach Eddie Encinias is doing a lot more outdoor workouts this year. Encinias said he's doing it p...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 1, 2021

Lady Rattlers set to travel for tourney

The Tucumcari girls basketball team has virtually its entire varsity roster back, plus a few new additions who have experience with the program. The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 1, 2021

Coach sees signs of improvement

The compressed and shortened Tucumcari boys basketball season earlier this year wasn't a fun one for coach John Span and his players. The young squad...

 

Two Quay seniors playing in all-star game

Two Quay County seniors will be playing this weekend at the annual Red vs. Green All-Star Football Game in Roswell. Tucumcari senior Khobie Salvador will be playing on the defensive line for the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 1, 2021

Meat processing facility on way to Tucumcari

Three members of one family soon after New Year's Day will open Tucumcari's first meat-processing facility in decades. Triple E Custom Meats, its...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 1

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28: Monday – 3:19 a.m.: Theft in 1700 block of South Mountain Road, Tucumcari. – 8:21...

 

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